The entertainer will need an allocated parking spot as close to the venue as possible. There is a lot of heavy equipment to carry and we want the disco to run as smoothly as possible and on time. Please note you will need to pay for parking should free parking not be available. Also don’t forget to give the entertainer clear directions on which entrance to your school/venue are best.
We recommend at least 4 supervisors for Primary School discos. The entertainer will keep all the children engaged up the front, however you still need a couple of supervisors to stand up the back as it is challenging for the entertainer to see and monitor these children. Preschools and Child Care Centres will not have this issue as all the children will stay focused.
Breaks and food
The disco party is highly structured, therefore in order to keep the children focused from beginning till end we recommend a 15 minute break in the middle. This gives the children a chance to get a drink and/or eat, then regroup for the final dance session. It is best not to put the food on display at the start of the disco; there is nothing worse than children tucking into party food instead of joining in the disco.
Always have a wet weather plan if your event is outdoors. Please note due to our Public Liability Insurance we can not set up on grass as all electrical cords must be taped down. If your event is outdoors during the day, please make sure it is under cover. The children will all need hats, sunscreen and regular drink breaks.
Bop till you Drop has $20 million dollars Public Liability Insurance. Please let us know if you need our ‘certificate of currency’.
Decorations and chairs
Avoid free floating balloons, they are a big distraction. If you really love balloons and streamers, it is best to stick them to the wall. Also avoid chairs in the disco space, the children will be dancing and can sometimes feel self-conscience if adults are sitting and watching.
Try not to have any other entertainment at the same time as the disco. Children love the disco and will benefit from all the structured activities if you give them one thing to do at a time. Therefore if you really want face painters or jumping castles schedule to have them before or after the disco.